Golf Club employee carries Olympic Torch

A Horticultural student who works at the Golden Golf and Country Club has been selected to carry the Olympic torch.

Stephanie Findlater will be carrying the torch in Creston on Saturday, January 23.

Findlater applied to an online RBC contest to become a torchbearer and was preselected to carry the torch. She says she is not sure why she was preselected, but she’s happy she was, because carrying the torch has always been a dream of hers.

“I remember I saw dad’s friends carry the torch in Calgary when I was just 5 years old. I’ve wanted to carry the torch ever since.”

“I still have loads of old 1988 Olympic stuff that I keep, things like an old toque, a little torch, a mascot and some stuffed animals. I just dug out all the old gear from my parents’ closet over Christmas.”

Findlater discovered she would become a torchbearer one day after work. She received an email informing her of the news.

“I had to read the email over a couple of times, I didn’t believe it at first. It was kind of surreal.”

As part of the contest, applicants are required to make a pledge stating what they will do to make Canada a better place. Findlater says she pledged to donate food to the local Food Bank. She adds that while she has donated food to the local service near her university of Kwantlen Polytechnic in Langley, she has not yet donated to the local Food Bank in Golden, but it is high on her list of things to do.

Findlater is living in Langley pursuing her diploma in Horticulture Technology. She works summers at the Golden Golf and Country Club applying her skills. She reports missing the ski-bum life in the wintertime.

Findlater will be returning to town in a whirlwind tour, making sure to go to Creston for her big day.

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